A sure sign of the coming season is the 6th Annual Vertical & Vintages at Apex Mountain Resort, March 10, where wine tasting, appetizers and live music reward après skiing. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vertical-vintages-2018-tickets-41532363417?aff=es2
Up next the NBWA is pleased to be the wine sponsor for Vancouver Community College’s “Flourish Gala” on March 14 – an event to raise scholarship and bursary funds. Savour Naramata wines with food creations from high profile VCC Culinary alumni chefs. Tickets: http://vcc.ca/gala/ (Note: Use the code “NBWA” for a $50 discount on tickets)
While NBWA wineries are preparing to welcome guests back into tasting rooms and patios in the coming months they are also looking forward to taking the wines on the road for the annual Spring Wine Release events.
In Victoria, April 10, at the Crystal Garden “reWined” marks a new partnership with Make a Wish Foundation, with NBWA wines complemented by dishes by Vancouver Island chefs. Tickets: www.hibid.ca/events/rewined-victoria-2018
In Vancouver, April 13, NBWA wineries are at the Four Seasons Hotel to partner with the Ocean Wise seafood program at “Wine For Waves” presenting their wines with offerings of sustainable seafoods and other culinary delights from Vancouver and Naramata chefs. Tickets: http://seafood.ocean.org/events/wfw2018/
Both NBWA Spring Wine Release events host silent auctions including exclusive Naramata wines and experiences. All proceeds from the events go to the charities. This charitable component is an important commitment that NBWA makes for each event to give back to communities where our customers live.
Back at home in Naramata, during the Okanagan Wine Festivals Spring Festival, May 12, members again present their “Roll Out the Barrels” event at multiple wineries. Details on all activities can be found by frequently checking our website and by clicking links to the wineries’ individual websites.
Mark your calendars, too, for the perennially sold-out Tailgate Party, September 8, with tickets on sale in May.